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Why SERVPRO Has the Restoration Experts You Can Trust | SERVPRO® of Reno Southwest

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO employees unloading cleaning equipment out of a green van SERVPRO of Reno Southwest is your local restoration expert. We are the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration.

Mere hours can make a huge difference in the damage that can happen to your property. SERVPRO of Reno Southwest is your best call because we understand that when you call us, you may be under stress, confused or in a crisis.

Our goal is to be the best professional restoration company, here to help you through every step of the process.

The first step to restoring your home is simply picking up the phone and calling SERVPRO of Reno Southwest. Our experts are available around the clock, waiting for your call!

We can help you address home or business damage in any of the following areas:

<h2damage">Water Damage

Now, it’s not often you think about flooding in such a dry state as Nevada. However, you never know when unexpected rainfall could lead to flooding. In 1997, northern Nevada experienced historic flooding, which tore through the region, causing more than $500 million in damages.

The best part about choosing SERVPRO is you can rest assured that every team member has extensive water damage restoration training that helps you get back to normal more quickly. Their dedication to responding immediately to water emergencies lessens the damage, limits further damage and reduces your costs. Make sure to call SERVPRO of Reno Southwest if you’re in need of water damage restoration following a flood.

<h2damage">Fire Damage

When you look into fire damage in the United States, you’ll find that fires caused roughly $8.1 billion in direct property damage and losses in 2020 and that a fire department responds to a fire every 23 seconds.

SERVPRO has a seven-step restoration process to get your home back on track. We’ll start out by doing a full inspection and damage assessment so that we can properly repair and reconstruct your Reno home.

<h2damage">Storm Damage

When storm damage hits, it’s best to know who to turn to for reliable, effective restoration. That’s why when you’re looking for the best storm damage restoration company Reno can provide, you should turn to SERVPRO.

We specialize in content restoration, with the mindset of restoring rather than replacing. Our restoration process can include all kinds of cleaning, from dry, wet, foam or abrasive.

We also offer the construction services you need to bring your home back to preloss condition.

<h2sets-SERVPRO-apart">What Sets SERVPRO Apart?

Every company is only as good as its team, and we’re proud of ours! We’ve been providing services like roofing, siding and construction work for years while maintaining excellent customer service.

We also put a lot of thought into hiring. In fact, we make sure we hire people who care about what they do and believe in our mission.

You can reach out to a SERVPRO expert via our 247 Emergency Line day or night to receive immediate assistance from the No. 1 cleanup and restoration team in the nation with more than 50 years experience. In no time, we will get your home or business back to its preloss condition.

Regardless of the type of damage sustained, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover from its disastrous effects. Contact us anytime when you need a dependable team to help you rebuild your life.

When You Need Cleanup or Recovery of Any Kind, Call SERVPRO | SERVPRO® of Reno Southwest

2/11/2022 (Permalink)

A green SERVPRO van parked in a warehouse full of equipment When you need cleanup and recovery of any kind, you can trust SERVPRO of Reno Southwest to get the job done.

Home and business owners have a lot going on. You have schedules and people to manage, whether they’re spouses and kids or employees and clients. You have expenses and credits to balance, activities to attend and social functions to squeeze in.

You need any way you can to simplify, and one of those ways is to know that SERVPRO of Reno Southwest is your one-call solution for anything—really, anything—that needs cleanup or recovery for home and business owners.

Want some examples? Here’s a mere smattering of what we can help you manage.

Water damage recovery. If your carpet is soaked from a burst pipe, or if a massive flood has invaded your home and ruined an entire level, we have the solution. No matter the type or scale of your water damage, we can get rid of it and get your home restored.

Fire damage recovery. Home fires are happening constantly across the United States—more than twice a minute, to be more specific. If one of those fires ends up happening in your space, one call to SERVPRO can fix it all, from recovery and replacement to rebuilding.

Mold removal. Mold from leftover water damage or extended periods of excess moisture can weaken your home. Action must be taken, and by professionals. Your local experts at SERVPRO will have it safely handled in no time.

Storm recovery. Surprise weather events can catch even the most prepared people off-guard with the damage they cause. Fortunately, SERVPRO is ready 24 hours a day to be on the other end of your emergency call.

Commercial needs. We can help business owners with all this and then some, including specialized cleaning that will have your teams taking fewer sick days and your customers thanking you for your level of care.

General cleaning. Hey, we get it—sometimes you simply need some stuff cleaned or cleaned up! It doesn’t take a storm or emergency; we can help you handle any cleaning need, for any reason you choose.

Specialty cleaning. From graffiti and vandalism cleanup to estate management after a death in the family, we can move, clean or restore just about anything in any location.

Construction. Ready to remodel? Check. Home damaged in a storm and needs rebuilding? Check. From the first 2x4 to the last coat of chartreuse, we’ve got it handled so you can rest easy.

Add 24-hour service and an easy insurance process to all this, and the picture becomes clear—when you need cleanup and recovery of any kind, you can trust SERVPRO to get the job done.

Every Fire Ever, Explained | SERVPRO® of Reno Southwest

1/20/2022 (Permalink)

< img src =”paper.jpg” alt = “a small paper house burning" > If your home or business has any damage, SERVPRO of Reno Southwest is ready around the clock to help you recover.

Fire is one of the most intimidating forces on earth, and we often use angry words to anthropomorphize it—it seems so reckless and full of rage, and it sometimes appears to essentially burn until it decides to stop, despite our best efforts to contain it.

But the truth is that every fire has limitations, and those limitations are ground in four very simple scientific elements.

The fire tetrahedron shows these limitations in a three-dimensional model (think of a three-sided pyramid with a triangular base and you’ve got it).

In doing so, we can pretty simply understand the building blocks and limitations of any fire. See, you will use geometry in real life!

The 4 Things a Fire Needs to Live

Fuel. Fires don’t simply happen abstractly—they have to happen to or on some object or material. Whatever you would say a fire “burned,” that would be considered the fuel source.

Heat. Combustion of material can’t happen at low temperatures—that’s why there are no cold fires. An object must reach its combustion threshold before a fire can begin.

Oxygen. Fires literally suck the oxygen right from the air around them and convert it to carbon dioxide—and the air they leave behind is dangerously full of carbon monoxide.

Chemical Chain Reaction. Fuel has to remain available, heat has to stay high, and oxygen has to stay abundant in order for the chain reaction that goes on inside every fire to propagate. The perpetuation of this cycle is crucial, and without it a fire won’t survive.

The 4 Ways to Stop a Fire

Cool it. If heat is vital to a fire, then the inverse must be true of fire management. Using water to chill a fire out and restore thermal balance to the fuel source is a frequent way we stop fires.

Smother it. Cutting off a fire from the oxygen it needs is another effective way to bring a fire to a halt. This is why when you spark a grease fire, you’re instructed to put a cookie sheet or other pan over the pan in which the fire starts.

Starve it. Once a fire runs out of food, it’s done—kind of like a teenager. So removing or separating fuel sources from a fire is an effective method of fire protection and management.

Interrupt the chain reaction. The continuation of a fire depends on the proliferation of its combustion cycle, and if that cycle hiccups, the whole thing is off. A certain set of chemical compounds is able to accomplish this in ways we can’t really get into—but they’re highly effective, and later versions of them are also clean for the environment and leave no moisture or residue behind, which is perfect for putting out electrical fires.

If the fire tetrahedron makes a wreck of your home or business, we’re ready around the clock to help you recover. Contact SERVPRO anytime for fast, thorough cleanup and recovery after a fire.

Here’s How SERVPRO Handles Water Damage in Reno | SERVPRO® of Reno Southwest

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

< img src =”house.jpg” alt = “a house floating in a large body of water" > When water damage strikes, make the call to SERVPRO of Reno Southwest for A-to-Z cleanup and restoration.

Water damage is different from other disasters in that it’s doubly unpredictable. For example, with natural disasters, you have to deal with the unpredictability of outside forces alone.

But with water damage, you never know when a flood could occur, and you don’t know when a pipe might open up inside your wall or a water heater might burst. Two sets of variables can double the frustration.

If you are on of the 14,000 unfortunate homeowners who will deal with a water damage issue today, take a deep breath and click that help link at the bottom. Here’s how SERVPRO can handle your water emergency.

Emergency Contact. Rest easy; you’ve already got an expert on the line. Just answer a few questions to help us understand what’s going on, and we’ll set a time to get on site.

Inspection and Water Damage Assessment. Next step is getting boots on your property and eyes on the damage. We’ll get a feel and put a plan together, and we’ll make you aware of any potential perils stemming from the damage.

Water Removal. Your SERVPRO team brings knowledge to the table and pumps to the scene, and we’ll use them both to get rid of the offensive water that’s got your life upside down. You’ll lose count of how many gallons we’re able to extract.

Damaged Material Removal. Restoration is our priority, but some things may not be able to be saved. We’ll carry those things off and leave the rest of the space in a better situation to get dry.

Cleaning, Sanitizing and Deodorization. Water that invades your home can stain, sour and flat-out stink. We’ve got customized cleaners and techniques to get rid of all of it.

Drying. Our next big priority is getting the place dried out before mold sets up shop. We’ll use highly powerful HEPA vacuums and other equipment to strip every surface of excess dampness.

Monitoring. What we start, we’ll manage. Every day you’ll be seeing and hearing from us on the status of the restoration, and if adjustments need to be made we’ll be right there on top of things.

Repairs and Construction. Now for our last trick, we’ll make your home look Like It Never Even Happened. We’ll go to whatever lengths necessary to repair, restore or reconstruct your damaged areas, so that when we’re finished, you’ll barely even remember we came.

When water damage strikes, make the call to SERVPRO for A-to-Z cleanup and restoration. We’ll make your damaged property look “Like It Never Even Happened.”

The Price of Water Damage | SERVPRO® of Reno Southwest

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

The underside of a sink showing water damage from leaking pipes If water damage catches you off-guard and leaves you all wet, you’ve got help on your side. Contact SERVPRO of Reno Southwest.

When you’re a homeowner, you do everything you possibly can to help protect your home from any disaster.

No one wants to deal with water damage, so we do all we can to help prevent this from happening to our home.

You can do your part to help ensure that your pipes and appliances are well-equipped and maintained. This doesn’t promise that water damage won’t hit you, but it can help ease your mind, knowing that you’ve done all you can to help protect your home.

Here’s a look at water damage by the numbers:

24. This is the percentage of all home insurance claims that pertain to water damage. That’s one out of every 50 homeowners filing a claim in a given year.

48. Water damage can cause mold damage within 48 hours of water entering your home. And dependent on the weather and other circumstances, it doesn’t always take 48 hours before mold will set in.

98. Owning a home with a basement can be pretty cool at times. But when it comes to water damage, a home with a basement has a 98% chance of having water damage at some point.

10,234. The average insurance claim for a water damage issue is $10,234. It may seem like a lot, but not when you consider that water not only damages your possessions but can also do major structural damage to your home.

14,000. Water damage happens so much that you might be shocked at what this number really represents. The number represents the number of Americans who have some kind of water damage every single day!

13,000,000,000. This number alone is shocking, but when it represents the amount of money used to “fix” water damage, it’s even more shocking. In the United States alone, $13 billion is shelled out every year.

While these numbers are astounding and can be overwhelming, the good news is that most water damage is preventable. Maintain everything in your home you can to help stay on the positive side and win against the odds of water damage.

If water damage catches you off-guard and leaves you all wet, you’ve got help on your side. Contact SERVPRO to see how we can quickly and fully restore water damage to your home or business.

Why to Call SERVPRO When You Have Mold Issues | SERVPRO® of Reno Southwest

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

A section of a white interior wall showing visible signs of mold If you suspect you may have a mold problem at home, contact SERVPRO of Reno Southwest.

Mold needs three things to grow: moisture, temperature and time.

Anytime there’s a water leak or standing water, or anytime an area of your home has relative humidity that rises above 50% (this happens most often in bathrooms or basements), there’s an increased chance of mold growth.

Mold grows best at temperatures above 77 degrees Fahrenheit, so when indoor temperatures reach that level, the odds of mold growth in damp areas are exponentially increased. This is why it’s even more important to keep humidity down during the warmer months of the year.

Mold removal is no easy feat, nor is it a safe one. If mold is handled improperly, it can spread, fling spores into the air and become an even greater danger. That’s why you need the thorough removal process only SERVPRO provides.

The SERVPRO Process

Our process starts with you. We don’t make assumptions about what you need or try to force solutions on you that your situation doesn’t require. We’ll work with you for a custom solution to your mold issue.

Once we know the specifics, we get to work finding every instance of mold and growth, using the best, most accurate techniques available to detect mold and hidden water sources. Then we move to contain the outbreak, using high-grade equipment to create negative air pressure, which keeps mold from spreading during removal.

We filter the air with powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums, capturing microscopic spores to keep them out of your building’s airflow. We work tirelessly to eliminate mold colonies based on the specific growth your home is experiencing.

Restoration: The Secret Sauce

The work isn’t over when the mold is gone. Another thing that sets SERVPRO apart is our commitment to restoration and recovery.

We’ll clean and sanitize your belongings, furniture, decorative items, even your clothes, to make sure your house is completely mold-free and safe. Then we finish the job by restoring areas of the home that may have been damaged by the mold—we’ll handle anything from drywall and carpet to reconstruction of entire rooms and areas.

When you’ve got a mold issue, there’s only one call to make. SERVPRO will be on site fast, and we’ll make it look "Like it never even happened."

Mold is toxic and dangerous. If you suspect you may have a mold problem at home, contact SERVPRO right away.

Prepping Your Home for Winter Weather | SERVPRO® of Reno Southwest

11/24/2021 (Permalink)

A close-up image of a car and tire moving through snow If winter weather should bring damage to your home or business, contact SERVPRO of Reno Southwest for fast, restorative solutions.

Baby, it’s cold outside! That’s what some are singing—and rightfully so. The winter season is sneaking up on us, and even though life can be hectic, we can’t forget about safety.

Every season brings its own hazards, and winter is no different. That’s why we want to ensure that we have brought some things to the front of your mind so you can help keep your family and home safe.

Take a look at a few tips about how you can help keep your place safe.

<h3your-family">Protect Your Family

Communicating is something we all do everyday, but do we communicate about safety? You must review an emergency action plan with your family regularly. By doing this, you can help reduce the fear that will set in if something disastrous does happen.

Another thing to do is ensure your vehicle is ready for the winter weather. You can do this by inspecting your vehicle and making sure that it is in good working condition.

Hopefully you already have an emergency safety kit in your car, but now is the time to update it. Be sure to include things like an ice scraper, batteries for flashlights, warm clothing, a blanket and an NOAA radio.

<h3your-home">Protect Your Home

You’re one of the lucky ones if you haven’t had to deal with frozen pipes. This is the biggest threat to homeowners during the winter season. It can cause costly damage to your home and even create more problems in the future.

Heat sources can be a true lifesaver! But before you use any of them, you must be certain that they are in good condition. Be sure to inspect everything from the vents to the electrical wires. If you use a fireplace, ensure it has been cleaned out and is well-ventilated.

<h3your-pets">Protect Your Pets

Pets need our help to take care of them. They shouldn’t be left outdoors during cold weather—bring them in so that they can share in the warmth.

Certainly we know that not all animals can come indoors, so it’s even more important that you are prepping them a safe shelter. It’s also important to make sure they have plenty of food and water that is thawed.

<h3for-melts-and-flooding">Watch for Melts and Flooding

We think of snow and ice as solid, but once the temperature starts to warm up, melting ice and snow can cause dangerous floods.. It’s important that you stay aware of potential flooding and listen to local authorities so that you know what to expect and you can stay prepared.

If winter weather should bring damage or flooding to your home or business, contact SERVPRO for fast, restorative solutions.

Top Causes of House Fires | SERVPRO® of Reno Southwest

11/16/2021 (Permalink)

img src =”firefighter.jpg” alt = "a firefighter battling a fire with a water hose in hand” > Regardless of the cause, SERVPRO of Reno Southwest is here for you if your home is affected by fire.

To see a home go up in flames from a fire can be devastating, especially if it is yours. House fires can spread quickly and cause mass destruction and devastation.

But despite increased awareness campaigns about fire safety over the last few decades, more than a quarter of all reported fires still occur in the home.

Let’s take the time to review the top causes of house fires, along with how you can prevent them:

Cooking. Kitchen fires are the most common source of house fires, contributing to half of all fires. The leading cause is unattended cooking. Reduce the risk of a kitchen fire by staying in the kitchen while cooking when using the stove, oven or a grill.

Heating equipment. The risk of house fire increases during the cooler months, as more people turn on the heat. Heating implements are the second most common source of house fires due to mishaps and malfunctions. Space heaters are a frequent culprit, since they are often placed too close to flammable materials.

Electrical fires. These days, we rely so much on electrical devices. They’re in every room of the house, and when electricity is not used safely, it’s a danger. Ensure you don’t overload electrical outlets or use frayed cords, and if your house is older, have the electrical system checked regularly.

Intentional fires. While it might be hard to imagine, there are more than 28,000 intentional home fires started every year. By intentional, we mean fires that were started purposefully with the intent of destruction.

Smoking materials. Smoking materials are responsible for only 5% of home fires, but they are the leading cause of civilian fire deaths. These deaths often occur when someone falls asleep while smoking.

Regardless of the cause, SERVPRO is here for you if your home is affected by fire. Contact your local team today to see how we can help.

The Commercial Cleaning Services Your Business Deserves | SERVPRO® of Reno Southwest

10/19/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO employee in PPE prepping an area for cleaning Are you ready to have the cleanest business in town? Contact SERVPRO of Reno Southwest for all your cleaning needs.

SERVPRO is known nationwide for offering custom solutions for homeowners who require restoration services following any kind of accident or disaster. But did you know that we are also passionate about caring for business owners?

We provide restoration services for storm, water, fire, smoke and mold—and commercial properties are no exception! We even offer commercial services to help provide a clean, welcoming condition.

Commercial Services for Businesses of Any Kind or Size

As we know, business owners have a lot on their plate, so SERVPRO makes it our goal to help take some of the burden. You focus more on the business’ efficiency, and we focus on keeping your business beautiful and clean. We work with all types of businesses, including:

Retail facilities, like boutique shops, grocery stores or chain stores. It doesn’t matter if you have a small local business or a nationally known chain store, we treat you both the same! We give you facilities that you can be proud of.

Educational facilities, like after-school tutoring offices, karate classes or schools. In industries that involve lots of children, it’s imperative that you clean the commonly used items. Even regular cleaning isn’t always effective. Cleaning by students and teachers only removes half the bacteria from desks.

Health facilities, like assisted living centers, doctors’ offices or hospitals. In these facilities, health is the No. 1 priority so sanitation is a mandate! We not only meet that mandate, but we even go above and beyond the CDC standards.

Foodservice facilities, like restaurants, distribution centers or manufacturing centers. When food is involved, cleanliness is essential. With that said, we make it a priority to ensure that cleanliness and sanitation are not something you have to worry about.

Property management, including sky rises, businesses or apartment complexes. The lobby of these places is the first thing people see when they walk in. We can make this an experience for them, rather than a boring lobby.

People get sick, it’s a given; and sadly, the workforce can lose $260 billion per year in lost productivity. Call us today and let us help you create a germ-free and healthy work environment.

When you’re ready to have the cleanest business in town, we’re ready to help. Contact your local SERVPRO to get the pros working on the cleaning so you can work on the work.

The Fall Safety Tips You Need to Know | SERVPRO® of Reno Southwest

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

a small campfire burning bright in the dark night Be mindful about fall fire safety. Always remember that SERVPRO of Reno Southwest is the trusted leader in the restoration in

As we are seeing, the nighttime is bringing about some crisp weather. That’s right, the fall season is creeping up on us for sure.

This is the perfect weather for having campouts, roasting s’mores or simply enjoying the campfire. Regardless of what your top choice is, settle in and review some of these safety tips.

Campfire Safety

As you camp, hike or roast some warm toasty marshmallows, knowing how or where to build your campfire is probably the best safety tip you can know. As you probably know, you want to keep your fire away from anything flammable.

As you’re prepping items to get ready to burn, it’s best to use dry wood or bigger sticks. When you’re ready to start a campfire, never use an accelerant like kerosene or lighter fluid.

And when you are ready to call it a night, ensure that your fire has been extinguished completely before going in. All it takes is a small breeze to reignite an ember and have your fire started up again.

Space Heaters

Portable space heaters are some people’s best friends during the chillier months. But it’s important to recognize that space heaters are one of the most frequent causes of home fires in the fall and winter. Make sure you keep your space heater away from anything flammable.

Thanks to technology, most space heaters come with an automatic shut-off capability now, but even still, it’s essential you keep these on a level surface. Also keep these mini heaters away from kids or play areas to help ensure they don’t get knocked over.


As quickly as the year is going, while Halloween is still a good way off, we just want to touch on a few important issues. Remember that Halloween or fall décor and costumes can all be some serious fire hazards. Be sure to stay attentive when setting up your décor.

If a fire hazard should turn from potential to reality in your home, remember the trusted leader in the recovery industry and contact SERVPRO to get your property fully restored right down to the smell of smoke.